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There will be a 2014 end-of-year random drawing from angler's participating in any of the Volunteer Angler Surveys. We encourage anglers to continue to report snakehead catches through the Inland Freshwater survey in addition to their Angler's Log submission. The information helps our biologists better understand the various species and water systems they utilize.

Maryland Fishing Challenge Logo showing striped bassA new component of the Maryland Fishing Challenge includes invasive species reports submitted to the Angler's Log. Beginning during the 2013/2014 tournament, Angler's Log entries which include Blue Catfish, Northern Snakehead or Flathead Catfish, at any length in size, will be eligible for up to two prizes via a random drawing at the annual Maryland Fishing Challenge Finale. Fish must be kept and a photo showing the kept fish is mandatory. Multiple entries are allowed, but each fish can only be entered once. Remember, all invasive species must be dead to be entered and there is no catch and release category. Visit the Maryland fishing Challenge web site to read the complete set of rules.

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  1. Thomas Kreiner Jr, Recreational Angler
  2. Dundalk, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 31, 2013 | Permalink

My 4 Year Olds First Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Stansbury Park

My son Jaxson, 4 years old, caught this 12 inch Rainbow Trout on Tuesday May 28, 2013 at Stansbury Park, using the new Berkley Power Bait Mice Tail. His first trout by himself.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Don Cosden, Fisheries Biologist
  2. Total Reports: 9
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Posted on May 29, 2013 | Permalink

Western MD Fishing Report

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Deep Creek Lake, North Branch of the Potomac

I just spent a week fishing and camping in western MD. The smallmouth fishing on Deep Creek Lake was great. This trip is an annual rite of spring for me. I try to time it during the pre-spawn when bass are shallow and aggressively attack streamer flies, soft plastic jerk baits or tubes. A boat makes the fishing much more productive and if you’re camping at the State Park you can leave it at the docks right at the launch ramp. It doesn’t get any easier than that. This year was exceptional for the average size of fish. DCL doesn’t produce giants but it has a great population of 12” to 15” smallmouth and an occasional larger one. Mixed in will be lots of big Rockbass, Pickerel, Largemouth Bass and Yellow Perch. If the water gets in the upper 60s and the Bluegill and Pumpkinseed move shallow you’ll have a shot at some of the biggest ‘gills you’ll find anywhere. Of course if you want to change tactics you can head to deeper water for Walleye which are also abundant in the lake. But I have a hard time putting down the flyrod and leaving the shallow water action. You can often watch the fish in the clear water as they rocket out of nowhere, grab your fly and all too often spit it out before you make your first move.

I was also lucky enough to float the North Branch of the Potomac for trout one day with guide and former Western Region Fisheries Manager, Ken Pavol. The river was high which meant weighted nymphs and indicators but the wild rainbows and several nice browns were plenty of reward for our efforts. There are a number of great guides floating the North Branch now days and they can usually show you an experience which will have you convinced you’re in the Rockies rather than 3 hours from DC.

Tags: Bluegill, Smallmouth Bass, Brown Trout, Pumpkinseed, Largmeouth Bass, Pickerel, Rockbass, Yellow Perch, Walleye, Rainbow Trout


  1. Kevin Simmons, Recreational Angler
  2. Bel Air
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 29, 2013 | Permalink

Award Size Rainbow at Deer Creek

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Deer Creek in Rocks State Park

I caught this 21 inch citation Rainbow Trout fishing Deer Creek in Rocks State Park on a black rooster tail. It was caught on 5/16.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Daryl Jones, Recreational Angler
  2. Salisbury, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 28, 2013 | Permalink

Award Size Spotted Seatrout in Rumbly

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Eastern
Location: Manokin River

I caught this 29 inch, 7 lb. Spotted Seatrout caught on soft crab fishing off the bank of the Manokin River in Rumbly.

Tags: Spotted Seatrout


  1. Richard Gunion, Recreational Angler
  2. Washington, D.C.
  3. Total Reports: 47
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Posted on May 22, 2013 | Permalink

Slow Bite at Friends and Owens

Type: Freshwater
Region: North Central
Location: Friend's Creek and Owen's Creek

I decided to head up to Friend's Creek and Owen's Creek to see if there were any fish left after the last stocking of spring. I first tried Owen's Creek turning several Brown Trout using a streamer fly but no luck. I headed up to Friend's Creek and hooked a nice brown on BWO nymph at a popular pool by the road. Tried the same nymph in several pools but the fish would not bite. A week makes a lot of difference - the trout are as tough to catch as those in the catch and release sections of the Gunpowder or Beaver Creek. Finally I fished one of the lower pools and hooked a nice rainbow. I returned to the hole where I hooked the brown but no luck. There are some fish left but getting them to bite is not easy. The spring scenery is pretty in spite of the slow bite. Power bait anglers might have better luck. I finished the day at lower Owen's Creek with another smaller Brown Trout. I caught 3 trout in all-enough for dinner. People were telling me how hot the weather is - around 86F and it is not even June yet. The photo is of the Brown Trout I caught-about 12". Tight lines all.

Tags: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout


  1. Jimmy Wellings, Recreational Angler
  2. Lonaconing, MD
  3. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on May 16, 2013 | Permalink

Catching Big Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Rocky Gap and Savage River

I caught this Brown Trout at Rocky Gap Lake on May 8th. It was 22 inches long and 8 pounds. On May 3rd I caught this Rainbow Trout. It was 26 inches long and 9 pounds.

Tags: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout


  1. Kyle Logan, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 16, 2013 | Permalink

Large Rainbow in Savage Mill

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Savage Mill

I caught this amazing fish at Savage Mill yesterday evening. The wonderful staff at Brighton Dam stayed open a little longer for me to stop by and register it. 27.5", 9lbs 12.5oz... Biggest Rainbow I've ever caught. Thank you MD DNR and WSSC!!!

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Mike Jones, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on May 15, 2013 | Permalink

Fishing at Cunningham Falls Lake

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Cunningham Falls Lake

I went out today for the second day in a row in search of some big trout on the kayak. Was successful in catching and releasing 13 trout today. All trout were around 11 - 12 inches. I was able to catch a sunfish just over 10 inches. Took a few pics of it I order to see if it is a citation Redbreasted Sunny or a barely undersized Redear Sunny. Thank you MD DNR for producing such great fisheries! That’s 21 trout and 4 big sunnys just in the past 2 days!

DNR Resposne: It is difficult trying to identify your sunfish from the picture but it looks like it may be a Red Breast Sunfish but a large Bluegill or Longear Sunfish is not out of the question.

Tags: Trout, Sunfish


  1. Mike Jones, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on May 13, 2013 | Permalink

Successful Day Trout Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Cunningham Falls Lake

I had a very successful morning fishing at Cunningham Falls Lake on the kayak. Set up in about 30 ft of water in an underwater creek channel. Quickly began hooking up with trout. Biggest of the day was 16 inches. 2 others over 12 inches. Overall ended up catching 8 total and had a solid 5 trout limit. Definitely worth a go for anybody that lives nearby. Watched another guy pull out a 5 lb bass today as well. Goal is trying to catch a citation trout and bass this year outta there. Caught trout all summer long last year. Just gotta find out what deep hole they are in.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Lee DuQuin, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 9, 2013 | Permalink

Beautiful Tiger Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Devil's Backbone Dam

This is my trophy Tiger Trout that I caught on the morning of 4-26-13 at Devil's Backbone Dam in Hagerstown, MD. I was told this particular kind of fish is not common in MD, so i'm not sure how it got here considering rainbow & brown are the commonly stocked trout in MD. I sure am proud of my birthday catch! Thank You for this opportunity.

DNR Response: Your Tiger Trout is a hatchery trout, not a natural cross. A few years ago we handled a stocking permit for Tiger Trout further upstream in Beaver Creek (Beaver Creek flows into Antietam Creek at Devils Backbone). Recently fishermen have also reported catching large hatchery Brook Trout in the lower portion of Beaver Creek. It is possible that additional Tiger Trout and Brook Trout were stocked in the area of Beaver Creek and made their way down to Antietam Creek. Your Tiger Trout is a novel prize.

Tags: Tiger Trout

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